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The truth about life in Ireland according to Kiwis who live there
Kiwis say it's very similar to NZ in many ways… the NZ of 20 or 30 years ago, and with bonus castles.
Jul 18, 2019 00:31 UTC Read More

Japan unveils moves to stop car crashes caused by elderly The
Japan announced a series of measures Tuesday (Jun 18) to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and vehicle-free…
Jun 20, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Can Freelancing Cure Loneliness? Creating Replacement Families In Japan
In Japan, it's possible to hire replacement family members - freelance actors - to reduce the loneliness of being alone.
Jun 19, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Gov't unveils measures to prevent car crashes caused by elderly drivers
The Japanese government announced a series of measures Tuesday to prevent car accidents caused by elderly drivers, including emergency brakes and…
Jun 18, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Fukushima: From samurai training to skiing, this beleaguered Japanese prefecture has it all
Japan might be criss-crossed with bullet trains and jam-packed with vending machines selling everything from frozen drinks to hot cans of coffee, but in the…
Jun 10, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

In historic first, G20 weighs aging as global risk
Ballooning healthcare costs, labor shortages and financial services for the elderly: for the first time Sunday, the world's top policymakers are tackling economic…
Jun 09, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

No. of newborns in Japan hits record low in 2018
The number of newborns in Japan hit a record-low 918397 in 2018, staying below the 1 million mark for the third year in a row, a government survey showed…
Jun 08, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Amid high-profile accidents involving elderly drivers, survey finds 1 in 4 people in Japan over 80 still drive
The rate who said they drive was higher in rural areas, where transportation services are limited, indicating cars are essential for everyday trips.
Jun 04, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

High-Profile Pedestrian Fatalities Point Finger at Japan's Aging Drivers
Japan's aging society is facing a new level of urgency in addressing driver safety after a string of traffic fatalities caused by elderly drivers having lost control of…
May 29, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Job seekers in their 70s could become Japan's new normal
At the age of 75, Mikiko Kuzuno found herself recently laid off and applying for a job at a factory near Tokyo. She insisted on making the application in p.
May 23, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Japan needs to prioritize a 'population health' approach
A new approach can help rein in graying Japan's soaring health care costs.
May 21, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Enabling people to work until 70
Various challenges lie ahead to keep senior citizens motivated to work longer and under decent conditions.
May 19, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Government to urge firms in Japan to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch
The government on Wednesday urged companies to extend employees' retirement until the age of 70 as part of measures to address a severe labor shortage…
May 16, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

Step aside, Scotland and Ireland – why you should go on a whisky tour of Japan
I'm standing under crystal-blue sky, surrounded by maple trees and tinkering streams, in a forest outside Kyoto. I'm here on a quest; to uncover the trail of…
May 09, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Japan Has a New Emperor and a New Era, but a Dark Future
Japan's new imperial era officially started on May 1 at a time when 79 percent of the Japanese people no longer believe their own government. Should we?
May 01, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

A sword, a jewel and a mirror: Japan’s Sacred Treasures explained
Together, these three items represent the valour, wisdom and benevolence that the emperor displays towards his people. No one other than the emperor and…
May 01, 2019 05:27 UTC Read More

Think about not taking the wheel, says man whose wife and child were killed in Tokyo by elderly driver
A man who lost his wife and daughter in a Tokyo car accident involving an elderly driver expressed his deep sorrow Wednesday for being deprived of the…
Apr 25, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Working-age Japan’s howl of rage against the elderly gains a name
A minute or two of newly shot mobile phone video captures an elderly man repeatedly and, it seems, deliberately, preventing the door of a packed Nagoya…
Apr 22, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Watch: the old Japanese man who divided the internet ... by delaying a train
The elderly and slightly dishevelled man repeatedly puts his hand and a plastic bag between the closing doors of the train as it waits to depart Sakae station.
Apr 12, 2019 04:00 UTC Read More

Japan's Richest 2019: Why Country's Zombie Economy Is Finally Staggering Back To Life
This story is part of Forbes' coverage of Japan's Richest 2019. See the full coverage here. Nearly three decades after its own asset bubble burst in 1991, Japan…
Apr 10, 2019 06:59 UTC Read More

How Japan's suicide capital stopped its citizens killing themselves
Suicide has a long history in Japan as a way to avoid shame or dishonour, and getting psychological help was stigmatised.
Apr 08, 2019 08:01 UTC Read More

Japan struggles with English-language signs ahead of 2020 Olympics
Less than 18 months ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, visitors are still struggling to comprehend the "Japlish" that the locals say is…
Apr 08, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More

Why are lonely Asians turning to robots for friendship?
From Japan to Hong Kong, robots are taking yet another human job: providing companionship. But while synthetic seals and pillows with waggly tails may play a…
Apr 06, 2019 07:00 UTC Read More


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